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IT Category Procurement Manager - RFP

Job Title: IT Category Procurement Manager - RFP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Theale
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: permanent
REF: PP/CK/ITCategory_1715251057
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email: caroline.kennedy@projectpeople.com
Job Published: 10 days ago

Job Description

IT Category Procurement Manager - RFP

Permanent

Theale/Home

The IT Category Procurement Manager will have ownership of a range of sub-categories focusing on all IT and Professional (Legal, Compliance, BI, HR) Services, along with the associated company spend and relevant supplier base.

The IT Category Procurement Manager will develop appropriate commercial strategies and approaches to optimise value-for-money and minimise supplier-related risk. The IT Category Procurement Manager will own, develop & deliver sourcing events (both traditional & e-sourcing) which fully align with our Corporate Procurement Policy. Financial contribution will be linked to an industry standard methodology and aligned with our commercial structure. Working in conjunction with a range of internal stakeholders, the IT Category Procurement Manager will drive commercial benefit, service improvement and process efficiency. The IT Category Procurement Manager will actively support functional owners and SMEs in managing relationships and delivery performance to support the achievement of functional objectives and targets.

Responsibilities of the IT Category Procurement Manager include:

  • Support health, safety, environmental, and security measures
  • Develop and implement clear sub-category strategies aligned with company objectives
  • Negotiate for best value on targeted spending
  • Lead sourcing activities and manage complex projects
  • Foster relationships with suppliers to improve performance
  • Develop market-facing documents and evaluate agreements
  • Ensure supplier capability and capacity meet business needs
  • Establish contingencies for critical items and manage supply issues
  • Maintain relationships with partners and stakeholders
  • Adhere to savings methodology and ensure financial goals are met
  • Negotiate commercial agreements and manage risks
  • Lead negotiations for complex categories and projects
  • Manage procurement processes and execute contracts
  • Report on initiatives, financial benefits, and risks
  • Collaborate with team members to monitor supplier input
  • Support our transformative journey and stakeholder relationships
  • Influence cost base through commercial management
  • Support sourcing efforts and change management
  • Manage departmental and project resources effectively

The successful IT Category Procurement Manager will have:

  • CIPS membership and Accreditation preferred
  • Hands-on category management, negotiating and presentational skills.
  • Procurement and supplier management experience in an estates management, professional service or asset management background.
  • RFP/Sourcing Event management.
  • Goal deployment of strategy and process creation.
  • Strategic and collaborative thinker.
  • Complex problem solver and guide / influencer to others in the resolution of complex issues.
  • Procurement and supplier management experience in an estates management, professional service or asset management background.

To apply for the IT Category Procurement Manager please send your CV to caroline.kennedy@projectpeople.com

Project People is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.